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Try this flavorful and filling Leek, Potato, and Asparagus Frittata for a late Sunday brunch or a light lunch. You will love this recipe made with fresh asparagus, eggs, and feta cheese.
Frittatas are super flexible and you can use a variety of ingredients from vegetables, to ham, sausage, and bacon, to different cheese.
This frittata uses some of my favorite ingredients including potatoes, leeks, feta cheese, and sundried tomatoes.
What is the Difference Between a Frittata and a Quiche
A frittata is similar to an omelet. It consists of a base of eggs with little to no dairy. Rather than folding over in half, the frittata is cooked with an open face. The frittata is cooked over a low temperature on the stovetop and may be finished in the oven to completely set the top.
A quiche is an egg-based custard recipe made with cream and includes a crust. It is baked in the oven rather than on the stovetop.
Both a frittata and a quiche may include added vegetables, protein, and cheese.
Ingredient in Asparagus Frittata
The base of a frittata is eggs and milk. You can add a variety of vegetables, but for this recipe, I chose asparagus, potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and leeks.
The remainder of the ingredients helps flavor the dish. Minced garlic, basil, and rosemary. Season with black pepper and add feta cheese for a salty bite.
How to Prepare Asparagus Frittata
There are a few steps to preparing this frittata and having a partner to help makes it more fun.
For this recipe you will need an oven safe frying pan (#ad) or skillet.
Preparing fresh asparagus involves using a peeler to remove the outside skin. Then remove the cut end of the stalk. Slice on a diagonal into 1-inch pieces.
I used a golden potato for this recipe since that is what I had in my pantry. You could also use small red potatoes. I chopped the potato into 1/4 in cubes without removing the skin.
Boil asparagus and cubed potato until fork-tender. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
While the asparagus and potatoes are boiling, saute onion and garlic in olive oil. For the onion, I choose a leek. I love the mellow flavor once it is cooked and include it when I am cooking potatoes. A sweet onion would work nicely too.
Add potatoes and asparagus to onions and potatoes and cook for 3 minutes.
Whisk eggs, milk, rosemary, and pepper and pour over potatoes and asparagus. As eggs begin to solidify, run a spatula around the edge of the pan to allow the remaining uncooked egg to fill in the gap.
You may need to lower the heat if the edges start to brown, but continue to cook until the eggs are almost all solid.
Sprinkle with a mixture of feta cheese, tomato, and basil. Transfer pan to the oven and broil for 3-5 minutes until the eggs are set.
What to Serve With Leek, Potato, and Asparagus Frittata
Serve this vegetable frittata with fresh fruit and toast. You could also add a side of bacon or ham.
Find more healthy breakfast recipes in my post the Best Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes. Enjoy.
January 2021 Update: post updated with ingredients, and more detailed preparation, images and recipe card updated.